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Arbitration Denied in Franchise Contract (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court denies defendant auto restoration franchise’s motion to compel arbitration of a former franchisee’s suit alleging he is not covered by the Franchise Agreement’s noncompete clause because the arbitration clause, as drafted, suggests the clause was meant to cover inter-office disputes, not disputes between franchisor and franchisee. Defendant Total Car Franchising is ...